Monday, July 6, 2020

*FREE* Barbie House! DIY Redecorating Project #1

Ma was scrolling on her phone and got a neighborhood blip that someone was giving away a free Barbie house-come and get it! So she did:@) Ha, I love it! This is a Kid Craft Supermodel House, 47" tall and 30" wide. The floors are about 11" deep. 14 1/2" from floor to ceiling on the first two levels, up to 17" on the top floor with the tilted roof. The house is in really good shape and there is a ton of detail. The cutout on the lower left was an elevator. For my purposes, it was too dark and took up too much space, so I did remove that.

$199 at Walmart, this is what was included with the purchase from the ad, we just have the house.
I do like the look of that mod couch though!

3D steps, super cute, but they take up ~a lot of~ prime real estate...
I love the 60's-70's design and I'm tickled with the fireplace. 
This room will be really fun to decorate for Christmas,
and I may have already tried setting up a couple trees for size😎

I need to extend the floor to cover the cutout for the elevator,
and I want to add furniture for diorama pictures.
I did take the steps out for now, adding much needed elbow room...
(Elevator and stairs have been stored in case I want to add them back down the road.)

Looks like the dolls are already making themselves at home...

 The kitchen/bathroom area.
While I do like the look, and would hate to loose the pic of the fridge on the left,
I have 3D furniture pieces and would like to use them.
I'm also not sure I need a bathroom for my pics...
That partial wall in the middle adds stability to the structure, so it has to stay.
Maybe a breakfast nook booth???

So I'll have to do some wallpapering...
My Gloria kitchenette on the left (which fits sans elevator), and table and chairs.
The table takes up a lot of space... 

The upstairs bedroom.
Not sure if I want to make this a totally different space...
We'll see as time goes on.
Actually, what if I flip it and make the top floor the kitchen and bottom the bedroom/bathroom.
I like that idea!

So I hope you'll join me for future posts as I make updates to this living space.
With any luck I can give it a more grown-up look and feel.

Thanks Ma, this is going to be fun😀

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5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on getting this house! Your Ma caught a neat project for you.

    Removing the elevator and the stairs was a good move: nice, all the space you have. Your Gloria kitchenette looks inviting. Flipping the floors would allow for a cozier bedroom and a larger kitchen-dining area.

    It'll be fun to watch the house develop.

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    1. Thanks, I'm looking forward to the reno and decorating it for the seasons/holidays:@)

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  2. Ha, ha, Lynn...welcome to the Barbie Diorama rabbit hole. That's how it starts....my Victorian Mansion was $4.99 I think...and that's how it started. This was a steal, as they are made very well, and NOT plastic, so much easier to work on! Hugs, and wonderful to have another one join me 'down the rabbit hole', lol!

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    1. Ha, yea, this has been on my mind for a very long time. At least I'm getting to start with "good bones". The hardest part is, I really think it's cute in it's original form, I just want to make it look more... Real life for dioramas:@)

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  3. You're a very active blogger and it's hard to keep up with your posts. The structure of the house looks pretty good and sturdy. I do agree that the colors and the printed furniture aren't very realistic looking, so I can't wait to see how you transform this. I've also been thinking on doing a diorama or two, but I'm very slow working and not very skilled when it comes to crafting. We'll see how that goes.
    Take care.

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